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Leeds-Based Company Announces Fully Hybrid Fleet

Leeds-Based Company Announces Fully Hybrid Fleet

By the end of the tear, Leeds-based G3 Remarketing has planned to move its entire fleet over to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Due to its significant additions to the team and vehicle lease renewals that took place in 2018, the company has already moved from zero to an impressive 75% ULEV hybrid fleet. The target now is to switch the remaining fleet vehicles before the end of the year.

The company wants to lead from the front in their industry by making the commitment in 2019. With many of its fleet on the road every day of the week visiting clients, reducing CO2 emissions by 38% will have substantial environmental benefits.

“We believe that 2019 will see a further shift in perspective in the used vehicle market in terms of acceptance of hybrid vehicles, especially in the fleet and leasing sector. By creating this initiate now, we believe we can not only encourage but also support our buyers and vendors to make the move over to hybrid vehicles sooner rather than later,” said G3’s joint managing director, Matt Dale.

Moreover, G3 predicts there will be a 5% decrease in their total MPG in the move from entirely diesel and petrol vehicles to ULEVs. In order to counteract the decline in MPG the business has invested in specialist driver training for their employees to help them understand the most efficient way to drive their new vehicles alongside establishing a charging-point network for drivers to access across the UK.

Six onsite rapid-charge points are due to be installed to facilitate the expansion at G3’s Leeds headquarters. These will service the new fleet, whilst also supporting the ever-increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles being offered in their auctions by their vendors, as the UK moves towards imminent diesel tax increases and government plans to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040, if not before.

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